Correspondence and papers of General Sir George Murray. Edit




  • 1793-1846. (Creation)


  • 0.00 Linear metres (Whole)
    211 volumes + 6 boxes + 10 items.



  • Scope and Contents

    The collection consists of letters, orders, reports, and maps relating to Murray’s military career, to his official and diplomatic duties and to his literary activities. It is arranged in nearly chronological order illustrating the various periods of his career.

  • Related Materials

    Some papers, separated from the collection between 1859 and 1877, are now at the Public Record Office, classed under W.80.

  • Bibliography

    Papers in this collection are printed in ‘Dispatches of Field Marshal the Duke of Wellington’, edited by J Gurwood (London, 1837-1839), and ‘Supplementary Despatches and Memoranda of Field Marshal Arthur Duke of Wellington’, edited by the 2nd Duke of Wellington (London, 1858-1872); ‘Memoir annexed to an Atlas containing the principal Battles ...’ by T L Mitchell (London, 1841); by Murray in volumes 56, 57, 61 (1836-1838) of the ‘Quarterly Review’; in ‘Quarter-Master General’s Department in the Peninsula 1809-1814’ by S G P Ward, in ‘Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research’, xxiii (1945), and ‘Wellington`s Headquarters’ (Oxford, 1957).

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Presented, 1925, by the Faculty of Advocates to the nation on the foundation of the National Library of Scotland.

  • Custodial History

    The collection was presented to the Advocates’ Library in 1910 by Miss M A G Murray Gartshore of Ravelston.